I have fairly short arms even for my 5 foot tall frame, the yoga block helps me achieve the intended stretch in some poses by giving me that extra little boost, when I was shopping for my yoga mat I only bought one, but I plan to go back and get another, also a band.
By waiting a bit, and shopping around, I was able to get a cork brick/block on sale for less than $10, cheaper than some foam bricks! And I've seen foam ones on sale as well. Even "used" ones can be bought cheaply - if you are squeamish about "germs", just scrub it gently with mild soap and water (cork or foam).
10/1/2013 1:19:36 PM
This was a great video. I never knew what blocks were for,. I will be adding them into my work out now as a great aide.
As my instructors say "blocks just bring the floor a little closer". Some people think using blocks is "cheating". Not so. It doesn't mean you aren't working just as hard. As Nicole said it can really help with your alignment.
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